International Institute faculty book series features human rights around the world

Celebrating the contributions that University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty bring to the study of human rights, this semester’s International Institute book series offers diverse perspectives and voices to shed light on these complex issues. This popular and long-running book series, sponsored by UW-Madison’s Division of International Studies, the International Institute and the University Book Store, brings together avid readers and UW-Madison faculty for discussions about topics from around the world.

All the talks take place at 7 p.m. at the University Book Store in the Hilldale Mall, 702 N. Midvale Blvd., and are free and open to the public; future dates will be announced.

On Tuesday, Feb. 12, Gay Seidman of the Department of Sociology will discuss the book “Beyond the Boycott: Labor Rights, Human Rights and Transnational Activism” (Russell Sage Foundation Publications, 2007).

Upcoming authors include:

V. Narayana Rao, Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia, will discuss “Girls for Sale: Kanyasulkam, A Play from Colonial India” (Indiana University Press, 2007).

Robert Skloot, departments of English and Theatre and Drama, will discuss “Theatre of Genocide: Four Plays about Mass Murder in Rwanda, Bosnia, Cambodia and Armenia” (University of Wisconsin Press, 2008).

Leigh Payne, Department of Political Science, will discuss “Unsettling Accounts: The Politics and Performance of Confessions by Perpetrators of Authoritarian State Violence” (Duke University Press, 2007).